September 10, 2013

Bangladesh Indicts Bloggers for "Blasphemy"

Remember, we are told that Bangladesh is a "moderate" Muslim country. The four atheists accused of "blasphemy" on the internet could face up to 14 years in prison each for their "crime":

In Bangladesh, four atheist bloggers have been indicted on charges of blasphemy, accused of hurting people's religious feelings by defaming Islam and the Prophet Mohammed....

Last April, hundreds of thousands of Muslims rallied in Bangladesh's capital, chanting "God is great, hang the atheist bloggers," and demanding that authorities enact anti-blasphemy laws to punish people who insult Islam.

It's funny, you'd think a god as "great" as Allah would have thicker skin. You ever notice how it's the insecure ones that get pissed off at what people are saying about them?

In related news, Pastor Terry Jones plans to burn a Koran on the anniversary tomorrow of 9/11. Normally I don't encourage this kind of thing, but it's actions like Bangladesh's that make me want to burn my own copy of the Quran. Not so much that I'm trying to piss off Muslims as the fact that I'd really like to piss off governments that limit freedom of speech and religious expression.

And you know what? When some Muslims react to "blasphemy" like they did in Bangladesh it does kind of make me want to piss them off, too. You know, just for kicks and giggles.

Pissing fascists off: it's therapeutic.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:27 AM | Comments |